Management Team

Darrell McDaniel President & Chief Executive Officer

Darrell has been president, and now Chief Executive Officer, of NSTAR® since 2013. Before his appointment as president/CEO he served as NSTAR’s VP of business development, responsible for developing a strong customer base, many of which we still support today. In Darrell’s more than two decades in the industry, he has held positions as field service engineer, field service manager and sales representative. Darrell has worked for individual device makers as well as original equipment suppliers, which gives him a unique perspective on the service industry. He holds an associate degree in electronic engineering and a bachelor’s degree in business management.

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Elizabeth Prochaska Director of Recruiting

Elizabeth joined the NSTAR team in May 2010 as a recruiter and has since grown with the organization, assuming the role of director of recruiting in 2013. She brings more than 10 years of experience in sourcing, networking and recruiting in high tech industries, including semiconductor, power distribution, manufacturing and design, telecommunications, solar, automation, construction and facilities. Elizabeth keeps up to date with the latest technical recruiting news by being an active member of LinkedIn semiconductor groups, Triangle Technical Recruiters Association and the Triangle Society for Human Resource Management. As a graduate of North Carolina State University Poole College of Management, she holds a bachelor’s degree in business management with a concentration in human resources.

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Tim Hare Chief Operations Officer

In 2019, Tim was appointed to the role of Chief Operations Officer after working for NSTAR Global Services since 2008. He originally joined as part of the sales team, then progressed through the corporate side of NSTAR’s business development strategies, taking on the role of General Manager in 2016. Tim brings over 30 years of experience to NSTAR management, previously serving as managing director and major shareholder of a U.K.-based production engineering and design company specialized in supplying the automotive, aerospace and defense industries. He earned a Higher National Certificate (a higher-education qualification in the United Kingdom), in mechanical engineering.

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Jimmy Lyngar Director of Business Development

Jimmy Lyngar joined NSTAR in 2011 and was promoted to the role of director of business development in January 2018. He has over 25 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, serving in roles such as mechanical contractor, process piping designer, install coordinator and project manager. Jimmy then moved to process piping and mechanical component sales with Kyser Company, where he progressed into the regional manager position with the acquisition of Metron Technology. Jimmy also served as global account manager at Applied Materials, following its acquisition of Metron Technology, where he received an award for “Best Product Sales” of the year in 2007 for his efforts in growing the Micron Global Account into products, services and equipment. Jimmy studied business at Boise State University and resides in Boise, Idaho.

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